Knighthood definition

nītho͝od
The profession or vocation of a knight.
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Behavior or qualities befitting a knight; chivalry.
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Knights considered as a group.
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Knightly conduct.
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Knights collectively.
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An honour whereby one is made into a knight, and one can thereafter be called "Sir"

He's got an OBE, and MBE and his recent work should entitle him to a knighthood.

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The quality of being a knight.
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The knights collectively, the body of knights.
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The rank, dignity, or vocation of a knight.
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The rank or status of a knight.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
knighthood
Plural:
knighthoods

Origin of knighthood

  • From Middle English knighthod, from Old English cnihthād

    From Wiktionary